Jan Wikaira

Senior LecturerJan Wikaira

West 830
Internal Phone: 94294


Research Interests

Responsible for the collection of all single crystal data for many other chemistry departments within New Zealand and a number of other countries including Australia, U.K., U.S.A., Malaysia and Iran. Also, in collaboration with Biological Sciences and Forestry, involved in the development of techniques for determining properties of timber.

Recent Publications

  • Dimeska R., Wikaira J., Mockler GM. and Butcher RJ. (2019) The crystal and molecular structures of three copper-containing complexes and their activities in mimicking galactose oxidase. Acta Crystallographica Section C: Structural Chemistry 75(5): 538-544. http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S2053229619003267.
  • Monroe JC., Landee CP., Turnbull MM., Polson M. and Wikaira JL. (2019) Halide-bridged Cu(pyrazine)2 perchlorate layers: Structure and magnetism. Polyhedron 171: 344-352. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2019.07.031.
  • Xiao F., Landee CP., Turnbull MM. and Wikaira JL. (2019) Low temperature crystal structure and magnetic behavior of bis(2-amino-4-methylpyridinium) tetrachloridocuprate. European Chemical Bulletin 8(8): 239-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.17628/ecb.2019.8.239-243.
  • Farris PC., Wall AD., Chellali JE., Chittim CL., Landee CP., Turnbull MM. and Wikaira JL. (2018) Copper(II) halide complexes of aminopyridines: Syntheses, structures and magnetic properties of [(5CAP)2CuX2] and [(5BAP)nCuX2] (X = Cl, Br). Journal of Coordination Chemistry 71(16-18): 2487-2509. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2018.1499901.
  • Landee CP., Monroe JC., Kotarba R., Polson M., Wikaira JL. and Turnbull MM. (2018) Transition metal salts of quinoline: synthesis, structure and magnetic behavior of (QuinH)2[MX4]·2H2O [Quin = quinoline; M = Mn, Co, Cu, Zn], (QuinH)2[MnBr2(H2O)2](Br)2 and (QuinH)[Cu(Quin)Br3]. Journal of Coordination Chemistry 71(20): 3342-3363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2018.1514499.